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Importance of Horses in Pandharpur Yatra

Horses are an indispensable part of the annual Pandarpur Yatra in Maharashtra. The Yatra which begins at Dehu and Alandi near Pune goes to the PandarpurTemple to have darshan of Shri Vithal – a manifestation of Sri Krishna.
The entire procession of Pandarpur Yatra which is followed by nearly 500,000 pilgrims is led by a horseman holding a banner. The horse routinely dances in a rhythmic manner.
The first horseman is followed by a white horse which is not ridden. No one rides it. The belief is that the horse is mounted by Saint Jnaneshwar.
The horseman also plays a vital role in the famous ringan ceremony (gol ringan) performed by Warkaris (pilgrims) on a particular day. The two horses move round in circles in the ringan ceremony.

Brahma Vaivarta Purana in Hindi – Read Brahma Vaivarta Purana Online

Brahma Vaivarta Purana is one of the most important Puranas. It contains valuable information on Ganesha and Krishna. It also details regarding the origin of various goddesses. Now the Ved Puran website is offering the entire Brahma Vaivarta Purana in Hindi online. It is not in pdf format. So you can only read it online.

Link – Read Brahma Vaivarta Purana in Hindi online

Shravana Masa 2018 – Telugu Sravana Masam in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2018 - Shravan Month

Shravana Masam is the fifth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Telugu Sravana Masam 2018 is from August 12 to September 9.  Some of the auspicious days of the month include Mangala Gauri Vratam, Naga Panchami, Varalakshmi Puja, Rig and Yajur Vedi Upkarma and Sri Krishna Jayanti.

Update - Shravan Mahina in North India is from - July 28 to August 26 (all details about Shravan in North India.)

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Shravan Month is August 30 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:30 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Telugu Shravana Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Shravana Masa Telugu calendar 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 12 to August 26 Telugu Shravana Masam 2018 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 27 to September 9, 2018.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Shravana Masam are: Putrada Ekadasi – August 22 Aja Ekadasi – September 6
Pradosh Fasting Dates in Shravana Masam …

Self praise is no recommendation – Chanakya

Whosoever is of reverse character, whoever has not his organs of sense under his control, will soon perish, even if he possesses the whole earth.
Success depends on how well a person can enforce control over lust, anger, greed, vanity, haughtiness and over joy.
Self praise is no recommendation.
Many tiny beings, when combined, vanquish even a big enemy. The collective strength of the infinitesimal straws prevents even the fierce rainwater from passing through them.
A mere trickle of the tiny drops of water can fill the pitcher. The same way we must keep on collecting knowledge, Dharma and money.  Chanakya